Tag: AK News

907 Updates November 15, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Fairbanks man dies in shooting at commercial property; Two men charged in murder over $550 unpaid drug debt; Murkowski concerned, urges action over Google health partnership; Mat-Su Borough encourages street-level address signs to help first responders; Stolen package? Here’s how and where to report it; Mitzvah Mall offers a unique gift idea benefiting nonprofits; UAA film documents climate change impacts on Alaska animals and more ->

KTUU: Governor names former APD detective as interim AMCO director; Wasilla woman faces huge repair costs after house party trashes AirBnB; Home Sports Article Matias Saari named Mount Marathon Race Director; Biologists fly to find distribution of endangered belugas and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Unalaska considers legal action against airlines involved in last month’s fatal plane crash; Where does Juneau’s cruise ship head tax money go? More ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: K300 Roster Boasts Alaska’s Mushing Champions; Bethel Dog Groomer Acceping Appointments For Four-Legged Clients and more ->

Alaska Native News: Five Nikiski Residents Arrested on Drug, Weapons, and Probation Violation and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: BREAKING NEWS: Triple homicide suspect taken into custody; Trial begins for man accused of sexually abusing a minor; Alaska sexual assault rate highest in nation; City of Fairbanks fully staffs a nighttime snow-removal crew and more ->
Alaska Journal of Commerce: Lynn Kent GUEST COMMENTARY: Gut spill response regulations? Not on my watch
Alaska Journal of Commerce: John Shively GUEST COMMENTARY: Charter agreement is unnecessary burden for Hilcorp purchase
Alaska Children’s Trust: Help Us Recognize a Champion for Kids
Anchorage Police Department: Tis the season for stolen Christmas presents from your porch – here’s how to report mail theft
It’s the holiday season which means a lot of things – including presents. A lot of those presents are delivered by our friendly neighborhood USPS, UPS, and Fed Ex folks, among others. Should packages be stolen from your front porch, please report those thefts (or any mail theft) online with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov

If you have suspect information regarding a mail theft, still report that theft online with the Postal Inspector but please call the Anchorage Police Department at 3-1-1 first with the suspect description.

If you choose to file a mail theft claim with your homeowner’s insurance, and that insurance company requires that a police report be filed, you may do so with APD online at www.muni.org/police. Do this in addition to filing a report with the Postal Inspector.

If you are expecting a delivery, and you have a neighbor who is home during the day, coordinate with them to watch for your packages. Some companies will also allow you to schedule deliveries for a time when you’ll be home. You may also select the “signature required” option so that if a delivery company attempts a package delivery when you are not home, they will leave a slip of paper for you so that you may pick up the items yourself from their facility.

As always – if you see something, say something. Let’s all look out for each other. Happy holidays!

Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

Craig Medred: Down, down, down

907 Updates November 14, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Man found guilty of strangling 4-year-old foster child; Burglary, attempted sexual assault charges dismissed against convicted serial rapist; News Brown bear shot and killed after raiding chicken coop; Wasilla businesses rally to replace stolen special needs bike; Grant money helps local families turn the key to better futures and more ->
KTUU: Icy road conditions have closed some schools in the Mat-Su Borough School District; Power outage in downtown Anchorage; Wasilla man dies in rollover crash north of the city; Assembly considers response to new Seward underpass; Seward Highway to be closed for maintenance; Humboldt crash survivor Brayden Camrud finds hockey home at UAA and more ->
KTOO Public Media: State regulators reject new limits on organized events at breweries and distilleries; In Anaktuvuk Pass, a gardener brings new life to ancient foods with Arctic agriculture; With pixels and stagecraft, ‘Arctic Experience’ aims to inspire the next generation to fight Big Oil and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: City Of Bethel Receives $500,000 To Improve Safety And Security In Bethel Schools; Bethel City Council Changes Marijuana Store Protests To Conditional Protests; BLM Responds To Tribes’ Criticism Over Planning Process For Draft Resource Management Plan and more ->
Alaska Native News: Caller Holding Suspects has Firearm Taken from Him and Held at Gunpoint, Suspects Escape; Murkowski and Colleagues Address Youth Vaping Epidemic; Congressman Don Young Receives the ‘Hunger Action Hero’ Award from the Food Bank of Alaska and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Man accused of assaulting fellow inmate pleads not guilty; The Fairbanks Fire Department has released statistics for the month of October; Department of Transportation to install new roundabouts on Chena Hot Springs Road; Preventing diseases spread by animals in Alaska and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: Man charged with importing drugs to sell in Petersburg; Akhiok’s new power system opens the door to renewable energy, and reduces costs; Amid a midtown mall’s rebirth, is downtown shopping in decline? More ->
Rasmuson Foundation: Foundation announces 2020 Sabbatical Award recipients
Alaska Children’s Trust: Kids in 33 Alaska Communities Benefit from $1.25 Million in New Afterschool Funding and more ->
Barbara Brown Our Third Thirds: Lefse Lessons: Trial and Error Error Error
Craig Medred: Wildlife invade
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: There’s A Bacon Loving Restaurant in Alaska and It’s Everything You’ve Ever Dreamed Of

907 Updates November 13, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Wasilla bookstore says goodbye to Grimm the shop dog; Mat-Su schools host feminine hygiene product drive; Sitka wins national $25,000 healthy community award; ‘This is my home’: Anchorage woman awaits Supreme Court’s DACA decision; 25 Years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Sheilah-Margaret Pothast and more ->
KTUU: Convicted drug dealer arrested for Merrill Dr. homicide; Newly Released Hate Crimes Report Has Errors; DEC confirms Alaska distribution of contaminated vegetables. and more ->White Mountain struggling after two months without regular postal service;
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Crooked Creek Man Faces Murder Charges After Deadly Altercation; Federal Managers Tighten Hunting Regulations On Declining Mulchatna Caribou Herd and more ->KTOO Public Media: Elected officials, economic groups push to deploy Tazlina amid ferry service reductions and more ->
Alaska Native News: Alaskan a Finalist in National Competition to Name Star, Exo-Planet; Anchorage DUI Driver also Charged with Weapons Misconduct and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Memorial Hospital discusses National Hospice and Palliative Care Month; Fort Wainwright Soldiers return home from deployment; Oil company seeks to keep records closed in Alaska buyout; The Traveling Gas Can Man walks the roads of the Interior for the homeless and more->
Craig Medred: Warm North!
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: This Rare WII Footage From 1942 Shows Alaska Like You’ve Never Seen It Before
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: 9 Short And Sweet Fall Hikes In Alaska With A Spectacular End View

907 Updates November 12, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: At 94, Alaska WWII prisoner of war honored on Veterans Day; Full interview: Covenant House Alaska’s candlelight vigil and sleep out; Biologists: Alaskans should be ‘bear aware’ as temperatures delay hibernation; Alaska Startup Week offers free seminars, workshops for entrepreneurs and more ->
KTUU: Troopers looking for person of interest in triple homicide near Knik; Veterans get special meal at Bean’s Cafe for Veterans Day; Veteran’s Day Celebration at JBER; Navy widow’s campaign for full honor burials hangs in the balance in D.C.; “I knew that if we built it, they would come,’” Local veteran opens comic book shop in Wasilla; Volunteers step up as budgets for public lands shifts; US habitats to protect humpback whales would reach Alaska; Miss Alaska and Miss Alaska Teen winners both from Fairbanks and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Senators Sullivan, Murkowski praise Veterans on Veterans Day; Veteran’s Day sights and sounds; University of Alaska Fairbanks receives $16 million for biomedical training and more ->
By Jeff Rowe, The Associated Press: Author endeavours to show how animals relate to humans
Craig Medred: Bias in our eyes

907 Updates November 11, 2019

KTUU: Military caregiver creates community to care for veterans and each other; Volunteers help active duty veterans transition to civilian life and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Q&A: Rocker Johnny Solinger to auction off star-studded guitar for Alaska veterans and more ->
By Shady Grove Oliver, The Arctic Sounder: Old tapes hold a snapshot of region’s history
Alaska Airlines Blog: For our Veterans, a Salute and a Job Offer
By SDD: 2 Alaska women set world records at powerlifting championships
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Folks Are Willing To Go Well Out Of Their Way For The Food At Creekbend Cafe In Alaska and more ->
Craig Medred: Sue ’em
A New York doctor angry about what he considers slanderous reviews on the website Yelp has filed another lawsuit aimed at silencing his critics.

The only thing surprising here is that this doesn’t happen more often, and that attorneys haven’t seriously gone after deep-pocket publishers like Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor and more.

907 Updates November 10, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Shopping locally to reduce waste with Blue Market AK and more ->


KTUU: UAA tackles mental health issues in Alaska; Morning Edition on Jimmy Fallon and more ->

Alaska Native News: Red Cross Supports Alaska’s Veterans and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Event brings Fairbanks creatives together and more ->

The Arctic Sounder: Harcharek earns honorary doctorate for work in indigenous education and more ->

By Cinthia Ritchie: Review: Eternity Began Tomorrow, by Kevin Brennan

907 Updates November 09, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Former McLaughlin Youth Center supervisor sentenced for sexual abuse claims innocence, vows to appeal; Free downtown Anchorage parking offered to Purple Heart recipients and more ->
KTUU: Local nonprofit kicks off Veterans Day weekend at VA hospital; UA Board of Regents puts off vote on tuition increase; Rescued dog helps educate hundreds of kids on animal safety and more ->
KTOO Public Media: In Tlingit land-rights loss, a Native American rights attorney lays out injustice and hope for the future; Solutions sought to ease conflicts over Southeast Alaska’s rising sea otter populations; Juneau cold weather emergency shelter opens this weekend in new location and more ->
Alaska Native News: Congressman Don Young Co-Leads Bipartisan Bill to Provide Federal Funding for Veteran Cemeteries; Murkowski Joins Committee in Addressing Tribal Workforces and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: City Of Bethel Sets Price For Sale Of Property To Kusko Kush and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: South Cushman fire may have been set intentionally; Investigation clears Alaska teacher in slavery lesson; Middle school students participate in water day events and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: ncrease in observer fees has people in the fishing industry questioning how their dollars are being spent; Anchorage developer pursues Petersburg affordable housing project and more->
Rasmuson Foundation: Remembering Richard Nelson: author, soundscape artist, cultural anthropologist
Craig Medred: Climate refugia

907 Updates November 07, 2019

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: ‘A complete accident’: JBER soldier charged in fatal shooting of fellow service member; New program gives rural Alaska teens career training in Anchorage; $25M grant awarded for Port of Alaska project; It used to be free, but now there’s a fee to get cash back at Fred Meyer and more ->
KTUU: Family, friends gather to honor Nancy Xiong; Student brings BB gun to Rogers Park Elementary; Judge reduces Schaeffer Cox’s sentence by 10 years; Anchorage judge orders Alaska campaign contribution limit to be reinstated; Compensation board eyes lawmaker, department head pay review; Part 2: Aces get paid to play & transition to life on the road; #NoShaveNovember: Join Charlie as he raises money for cancer awareness and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: A New Coffee Shop Driven By A Big Mission Opens In Bethel and more ->
Alaska Native News: Evading Fairbanks Vehicle Theft Suspect Tracked by K9 Scout after Accident; Troopers Seek Napakiak Suspect Thought to be in Anchorage on Seven Counts of Sexual Assault I; Hydaburg Woman Arrested at Ketchikan Ferry Terminal on Drug Charges; DPS has Record Recruitment Cycle; ‘Historic’ Alaska Ruling Could Provide Roadmap to Defeating Citizens United and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: U.S. Army Alaska responds to release of behavioral health survey results; EXCLUSIVE: Read the executive summary of findings from Fort Wainwright suicide study; Department of Transportation explains snow plowing priorities; Fermentation workshop in Fairbanks encourages community members to preserve food for winter and more ->
Suzanne Downing, Must %ead Alaska: Listicle: Alaska is No. 1 in smoking pot in fed’s survey and more ->
Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sitka Nature Show #170 – Esther Kennedy
Barbara Brown, Our Third Thirds: Back to School (Reunion Version)
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: Visit These 7 Charming Tea Rooms In Alaska For Peace And Relaxation
By Craig Medred: Helmet distractions

907 Updates November 06, 2019

By AKPM Staff: Richard Nelson, Sitka-based writer and “Encounters” radio host, has died
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Full interview: Native Peoples Action director urges funding for VPSO program; Assembly makes changes to plastic bag ban, clarifies what bags are allowed; Work continues to clear beetle-kill from state campgrounds; Local car dealership helps keep elementary library up to date and more ->
KTUU: UPDATE: Man dies following shooting Tuesday night; Remembering Veronica Abouchuk; Anchorage judge hears case on governor’s court system abortion funding veto; Machine learning helps accelerate NOAA fish surveys; SOY: Car detailing business has taught students career skills for 18 years and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Juneau police contemplate social media use, after a widely-viewed Facebook post on a local fugitive; Traffic engineers back $34M highway interchange at accident-prone Juneau intersection; Mark Begich, frustrated by rural Alaska’s exorbitant prices, is opening a grocery store in Utqiaġvik and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Winter Storm Continues Along Kuskokwim Delta Through Wed; Ice Closes Bethel Schools, Businesses; Cold, Wet Conditions Prompt Bethel Winter House To Open Two Weeks Early and more->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Body of missing hiker found off of Chena Hot Springs Road; Officials encouraging Fairbanks residents to sign up for 911 database; Superintendent of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District addresses school changes and statistics and more ->

Margaret A. DeMaioribus, KNOM Radio Mission: The Nome Static, Transmission 663: November 2019
Craig Medred: New world orders
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Alaska’s Very Own Christmas Arts & Crafts Emporium Is One Of The Best Christmas Markets In The Country

907 Updates November 05, 2019

KTUU: AST: 9-month-old child assaulted by family member in Selawik; Deadly car crash into Westchester Lagoon; Law enforcement need your help finding an attempted robbery suspect; Iditarod CEO shares Arctic World Series details & recent meeting with PETA; Fish and Game reports far fewer bears killed in Anchorage this summer; Alaska road project to start in 2020, include largest bridge; UAA Parking Services will take PB&J as payment for citations and more ->
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: SUV crashes into Westchester Lagoon, 1 dead; Report: Public defenders office struggles with retention, recruitment; Public charters approved for takeoff in Unalaska; China trade war adds 620,000 pounds to Food Bank of Alaska; 25 Years of BP Teachers of Excellence: Eric Rush and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Wrangell’s cemeteries are running out of space; Forest Service kicks off Roadless Rule discussion in Juneau and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel Game Developer Expresses Himself Through Newest Video Game; City Of Bethel Begins Garnishing Fines For Minor Offenses From PFD Checks; Bethel’s Ben Charles Is Taking On Climate Change In New ICC Intiative and more ->
Alaska Native News: Quinhagak Man Jesse Britton Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in October Assault; Congressman Don Young Invites Alaska Veterans to Share their Stories to Commemorate Veterans Day; 2019 Salmon Harvest Summary and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Tunnel designed to study permafrost is being expanded; Fairbanks experiencing behavioral health crisis according to hospital behavioral health director and more ->
Craig Medred: Oil in the Chukchi